The insurance industry spends billions of dollars each year on advertising designed to convince you that insurance companies, agents, and adjusters are on your side. What they don’t tell you is that, when you make a claim against an insurance policy, the company’s primary objective is to pay out as little as possible—that’s how insurance companies make money (and they make enormous amounts of money).
Thousands of people in the United States work as insurance adjusters. It should come as no surprise that there are some bad apples amongst this population. Some adjusters, sometimes encouraged by the company, will lie to injured people. Nearly all adjusters will try to persuade injured people to settle for less than the value of their claim.
At Riemann Injury Litigation, we regularly represent clients in disputes with insurance companies concerning personal injuries suffered, underinsured and uninsured motorist claims, and major property damage claims. We have a strong track record of getting top-dollar settlements. Many times, we are able to identify errors made by the insurance company—lawyers call this “insurance bad faith”—which result in our clients’ receiving more than the policy limit that would have been available but for the error. The Hit & Run, where our client received $2,500,000 even though the policy limit was only $500,000, is a great example of this.
If you are in a dispute with an insurance company and would like to discuss your claim, give us a call at 816-348-3003, or send us a message and we will contact you right away. Initial consultations are always free.